Today’s Opinions: Repeal, Replace, Or Reconsider The Health Law?Health Care Lawsuit Services Connecticut Law Tribune
If the federal government can compel Americans to purchase health insurance, attorneys for Virginia argued before Judge Hudson in July, it could also force you to buy any product to solve any national problem. Virginia's lawsuit presents a serious constitutional issue that should be accorded respect (9/20).
GOP Should Offer Alternate Plan To Health Care Policy (Salem, Ore.,) Statesman Journal
[W]hile the Republican leadership may threaten outright repeal or denial of funding for implementation, they face one big problem - the ability to convince the public that they have a better solution (Ron Eachus, 9/21).
On 6-Month Birthday Of Health Law, Will Patient Protections Win It Some Love? Politics Daily
Who among us would say no to free preventive care? To banishing lifetime limits on coverage? To making sure little kids with medical problems can get insurance, and big kids with no insurance -- up to age 26 can stay on the family plan? Democrats are betting the answer is nearly no one (Jill Lawrence, 9/20).
Earning Dental Care Muskegon (Mich.) Chronicle
A new program, now being tested by Public Health-Muskegon County, provides basic dental services to low-income residents without dental insurance in exchange for eight hours of volunteer service to area nonprofit agencies (Paula Holmes-Greeley, 9/21).
Sebelius' Threatening Behavior Defies Reality The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle
In March, the Democrats gained sole possession of the U.S. health care system, lock, stock and rate increase. Politically, they own it all. Wait. Rate increase? Oops. All that stuff about "bending the cost curve down"? Never mind (E. Thomas McClanahan, 9/21). This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.